sandhill crane

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sand·hill crane

A large crane (Grus canadensis) of North America and northeastern Siberia, having gray plumage and a bald red forehead.
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sand′hill crane`

a North American crane, Grus canadensis, having bluish gray plumage and a red forehead.
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